Newsmaker: High Point Mayor Bernita Sims

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HIGH POINT, N.C. --- High Point's newly elected mayor may be small in stature, but she's a big influence.

Bernita Sims is soft-spoken, but well spoken---and many who underestimate her, usually end up being shocked---just ask the candidates who ran against her last November.

She defeated all of her opponents last November by getting 33% of vote---and is now the first African-American mayor in the history of High Point.

One of her goals as mayor is to set up commissions that focus on promoting youth and families, millennial generation and arts and culture.

Sims also works as the night manager of one of the many hotels along Highway 88.